This is episode 153 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Kindle: Round Two, Steve Wozniak: Dance Star, A New Gaming Device from Apple?, Soccer Star Sues Facebook, and more...
What's new in Episode 153
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Patrick Norton, Managing Editor, Revision3
Garnett Lee, Executive Editor, 1Up.com
Amazon's New Kindle Reads Aloud
Amazon has released a slimmer version of its Kindle electronic reading device, but it still costs $359. The new Kindle is much thinner, can store 1,500 books instead of 200, and can read aloud.
Soccer Star Sues Facebook
34-year-old World Cup-winning Italian soccer star Alessandro del Piero is reportedly suing Facebook, over a fake profile bearing his name that links to Nazi propaganda sites. His associates say that links to the far right would hurt Del Piero's career once he leaves football.
What's the Most Popular Password of All?
Recently a niche programming-oriented website called phpbb.com had its user database hacked into and the passwords for 20,000 members stolen. The most popular password (3.03% of the 20,000) was "123456."
Microsoft's Phone App Store
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Microsoft is getting ready to launch an online marketplace akin to Apple's App Store. Microsoft is also readying a more sophisticated version of its mobile operating system called Windows Mobile 6.5, the Journal reported.
Does Apple Have a Gaming Handheld Under Wraps?
PCMag.com's Tim Bajarin notes that the iPhone and the iPod Touch have become serious handheld gaming platforms. He also notes that games for these devices are much cheaper than they are for competitors. Could Apple have a dedicated handheld gaming device in the works?